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[REBOL] Re: [REBOL]Re: Larry Wall's REBOL opinion

From: tim-johnsons::web::com at: 22-Nov-2005 9:33

* <> [051122 07:43]:
> Tim: > > > Major revisions can be headaches, methinks. > > Larry Wall uses an even stronger term: for PERL, it's the apocalypse. > >
Apocalypse huh? Perl 6.0 has been in the can so long, I sometimes wonder if it is "apocryphal" <wink>
> But minor revisions can be headaches too....
Tell me about it! cniweb is a very rebol friendly hoster, and hosts a number of different rebol users. We had a panic attack in March of 2003 when the hoster upgraded rebol and scripts were breaking *everywhere* But as soon as he restored the original, all was good and he hasn't dared to do an upgrade since..... Sorry, - I can't remember what was breaking... But a pre-2003 binary lives on the machines hosting the virtual domains for that hoster. tim
>, which runs purely on REBOL/Core, is a version or two behind > current /Core releases. Why? Minor incompatibilities that we haven't yet tracked > down across 120+ scripts would break too many things.... > > .... And it's starting to matter as it is not always possible to even load > the headers of scripts written for later versions. Example: > > > yes > > The script is not rendered in color as it crashes our attempts to parse it > with the version of Core we run. > > Backwards and forwards compatibility should be goals of any language intended > to support applications with a life time measuring more than a few months. > > Sunanda. > -- > To unsubscribe from the list, just send an email to > lists at with unsubscribe as the subject.
-- Tim Johnson <>